PROFILE: Philly Luncher “JR”
As we try to do at Philly Lunch, every Tuesday we turn over the site to a different lunch’er for his or her recommendations for the best lunch in Philadelphia. This week it’s JR a writer looking for the perfect pretzel.
Occupation: A Writer and Editor
Where in Philly do you Work?: In the shadow of City Hall
Favorite Kind of Food: Authentic ethnic foods served in a totally charmless atmosphere. Paper plates? Indirect sunlight? Minimal English spoken? Now we’re talking.
Least Favorite Kind of Food: Blue cheese. Even just a whiff makes me gag.
Favorite Place(s) to Eat Lunch in Philly: Vietnamese grilled pork and vermicelli at Nam Phuong is a weekend staple. Recently I’ve been enjoying the who-knew-they-made-sandwiches at Capogiro. The BLT. Mmmm.
“Go-To” Lunch Place You and Your Coworkers Eat at Too Often? I could eat the Diavolo pizza at Zavino until I become morbidly obese.
Place you discovered thanks to Philly Lunch (if any)For me it was more the place that helped me discover Philly Lunch. I was at Rice and Mix when I read the site’s review of Rice and Mix. Very meta.
If you could work anywhere (just because of the lunch) where would it be and why? I dream of lunching in a hawker centre in Singapore, a city where Chinese, Malay, and Indian cultures collide. Each stall has a single dish all cooked by a specialist who sells nothing but char kway teow or Hainese chicken rice. Amazing variety in one location and all of it inexpensive. Well, except for the plane ticket.
Is there anything you’d like to ask the Philly Lunch readers? Where can I get the best Philly pretzel? Go!
If you would like to be next week’s Profiled Philly Lunch’er (or know somebody you’d like to nominate), email me at email@example.com.